Found October 30, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
How good of a sportsman and competitor is Marcus Mariota? The Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender was so into his competition with UCLA last weekend that he supposedly talked the referees out of calling a penalty on UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt for a late hit at one point in the second half. UCLA beat […]

College Football Week 10 Power Rankings

The smoke continues to clear, but there’s still a ton of crashes that lie ahead.  Here’s our Week 10 college football rankings, along with the updated BCS standings, AP Top 25 and latest USA Today Coaches Poll. Photo Via Just Missed The Cut: Georgia Bulldogs (4-3): Look to rebound from back-to-back losses at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL on Nov. 2 against...

Marcus Mariota kept refs from flagging UCLA for late hit

Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota showed how level-headed he is in keeping refs from throwing a flag on a late-hit penalty against UCLA.

Photo: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Graces Newest Sports Illustrated National Cover

There still aren’t too many honors in athletics greater than being placed on the cover of Sports Illustrated. This week, Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks is the cover model, and it’s hard to find a more deserving player at the moment. Mariota is leading the absolutely dominant Ducks, and has 20 touchdown passes this season — he has also not thrown an interception to date...

Marcus Mariota and Ducks this week's Sports Illustrated cover story

It's a regional cover in a bye week, so the famed SI Cover Jinx may not apply. More great exposure for a player and a program that's reached the top echelon of college football, the accompanying story by Austin Murpy explores both Oregon's rise and their unfinished business. The subhead reads, "We're coming for you, SEC." The challenge now is to keep Stanford...

Sports Illustrated Photoshopped Washington Crowd To Look Like Oregon Fans For Mariota Cover

Yesterday, Sports Illustrated announced that Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota would appear on the newest national cover of SI the Magazine. Here is a photo of the new cover: Oregon football is on the cover of this week’s SI: — Andy Gray (@si_vault) October 30, 2013 Oregon fans, of course, love the new cover, but supporters of the Washington Huskies...

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Gets a Pretty Cool Birthday Present

When I was a kid the coolest thing I can remember getting for my birthday was an octagonal fish tank (I had asked for a Transformer toy). As I got older I had friends buy me drinks, girlfriends take me out to dinner (steak of course), and some other pretty neat things, but nothing quite like what the quarterback of the Oregon Ducks, Marcus Mariota, got--the cover of Sports Illustrated...

Birthday boy Mariota nets SI cover, praise from former Oregon coach

Former Oregon head coach and current ESPN college football analyst Mike Bellotti appeared on WFNZ radio in Charlotte yesterday, and he told them Marcus Mariota will be a better pro quarterback than Cam Newton. He goes on to say Mariota is a better student of the game," he told the hosts. Marcus Mariota is one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the nation." Bellotti...

Sports Illustrated Photoshops Duck Yellow On Husky Fans

This week’s cover of Sports Illustrated features an action shot of Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota making a play while wearing only one shoe. What’s puzzling about the photo is what’s going on in the background, as the uniform Mariota is wearing is the one the Ducks wore during their showdown with the Washington Huskies on October 12th — a game played at the newly...

Maxwell Award snubs Jordan Lynch on semifinalists list

Tuesday, Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski released the Maxwell Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalists as chosen by the Maxwell Football Club Selection Committee. The Maxwell is awarded to "the Collegiate Player of the Year" and the Bednarik is for "the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year".A noticeable snub from the Maxwell list of...

2013 Race for the Heisman Week 9

Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon – Mariota needed a big win over a ranked team to justify the Heisman hype he has received and he delivered in a big way.  He completed 21 of 28 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown in a 42-14 win over UCLA.  For the first time this season, the sophomore quarterback did not have a rushing touchdown. Jameis Winston, QB Florida State – Winston had another...

2013 Bloguin Heisman Poll: Week Nine

Many teams are two-thirds through their schedule at point of the season and we now have three legitimate Heisman candidates that have distanced themselves from the rest of the field. It's still possible that someone could rise up and challenge this trio of players but for now, it's their race to win or lose.  What you'll see each week in the Bloguin Heisman Poll...

Heisman Chase: Week 9

If Miller had been healthy all year, he would be right up there as well. Too bad, because he’s really climbing the rankings as he is top ten now in completion percentage and passing efficiency. Also, I wanted to vote for the Ohio State Marching Band after last game’s performance. Instant classic and they once again wowed the world. THE LIST AJ McCarron (ALA)  Last Game: W 45...
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